Europe’s leading squash players will descend on the University of Nottingham for the four-day tournament which will be held at the recently opened David Ross Sports Village, a £40 million state of the art facility comprising 6 glass-back squash courts and one of only four all-glass squash courts in England. Other facilities include 24 badminton courts, 200-station fitness suite, martial arts dojo, climbing wall, sports injury clinic and a dedicated high performance zone.
The tournament, first held in 1990, is Europe’s flagship individual championships and this year’s event, hosted on behalf of the European Squash Federation in partnership with England Squash and University of Nottingham Sport, will mark the first time occasion that it has been staged in the British Isles.
England Squash Chief Executive Keir Worth said: “We’re thrilled to have Paul Walters on board to direct the European Individual Closed Squash Championships in Nottingham. Paul has an outstanding track record in delivering flagship squash tournaments in England to an unprecedented standard including the 2013 PSA World Championships and the Allam British Open. We’re confident Paul will scale new heights in delivering an unforgettable event for players and spectators.”
Zena Wooldridge, President of the European Squash Federation said: “I’ve worked with Paul for many years and ESF is delighted to have Paul’s experience and professionalism steering this important Championship in the ESF calendar. We’re really looking forward to what promises to be a fantastic event.”
Paul Walters, internationalSPORTgroup Chief Executive Officer added: “It is a privilege to be working with England Squash, the University of Nottingham and the European Squash Federation to help deliver a wonderful showcase for squash at such an amazing new venue."
“All of the event stakeholders share an ambitious vision to deliver a hugely successful and memorable championships and it is particularly exciting from a personal perspective to help bring such a prestigious championships to my home city,” added the newly appointed Championship Director whose sports management company, internationalSPORTgroup has a proven track record of delivering world-class squash events including three successful world championships, the AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix staged annually in Manchester and the Allam British Open promoted in partnership with England Squash.
Ticket details to watch the European Individual Closed Championship will be released in due course.
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